August 5th SWK Social Media Toolkit

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1. Change your profile picture to a red picture with the below caption.

Caption:

Decolonize, demilitarize, and demand the right to self-determination. August 5, 2020, marks one full year that occupied Kashmir has been under a brutal lockdown. Change your display photo to red & repost this to raise awareness about the killings, mass torture, unlawful detentions, stealing of land, & settler colonialism taking place in Kashmir right now. 

 

Every day for Kashmiris is a day of occupation. Stand in solidarity with Kashmir’s fight for freedom from India’s illegal occupation. Visit standwithkashmir.org to learn more. 

 

#DecolonizeKashmir #indiaGoBack #FreeKashmir

2. Add www.standwithkashmir.org/day365 to your social media profiles

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Participate in Twitter Storm led by the KashimrTwitterStorm. 

http://now.ktwitterstorm.info/

Tweets will be live at the below times: 

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Download photos, copy the caption, and share on your social media.

#StandWithKashmir #DecolonizeKashmir #FreeKashmir

 

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Authorities imposed a strict curfew in Kashmir from August 3rd evening through the 5th as a ‘precautionary measure’ in the wake of the one year anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370. (Zia Shakeel)

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Authorities imposed a strict curfew in Kashmir from August 3rd evening through the 5th as a ‘precautionary measure’ in the wake of the one year anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370. (Zia Shakeel)

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Message Drop was a way journalists would communicate with each other after communication was suspended after August 5, 2019 when the Indian government unilaterally abrogated Article 370 and 35A that provided Kashmir with limited autonomy. (Zia Shakeel)

Women shout slogans as Indian policemen fire teargas and live ammunition in the air to stop a protes

Women shout slogans as Indian policemen fire teargas and live ammunition in the air to stop a protest march in Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (Dar Yasin)

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Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. (Mukhtar Khan)

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Pigeons fly at a deserted market area during lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir, July 22, 2020. Indian-occupied Kashmir's economy is yet to recover from a colossal loss a year after New Delhi scrapped the disputed region's autonomous status and divided it into two federally governed territories. (Mukhtar Khan)

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Kashmiri Muslim devotees offer prayer outside the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani in Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Mukhtar Khan)

Masrat Zahra Flour

A man with a bag of flour, walking through a crowd of soldiers… There are a lot of stories that are untold, unheard. (Masrat Zahra)

Mukhtar Zahoor Eid

Fearing mass protests, the curfew in Kashmir was tightened ahead of Eid al-Adha which was observed on August 11. 'In my lifetime, it was for the second instance when we Kashmiris have not been allowed to offer Eid prayers in a large gathering’ resident Mohammad Ramzan said. (Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera)

Masrat Zahra Window

Kashmir is a conflict zone, but these photos of people looking out the window capture what a lot of Kashmiris feel. They want to be part of protests, and they want to speak about what they’re facing. But at the same time, they’re concerned for their families. Who will take care of their families if something happens to them? There’s a tension between inside and outside. (Masrat Zahra)

Sanna Irshad Mattoo

Since August 5, more than 4,000 teenagers and young men have been arrested from their homes in the middle of the night under stringent detention laws. Many families are unaware of the whereabouts of their loved ones. (Sanna Irshad Mattoo/Al Jazeera)

Mukhtar Zahoo Pellet

There has been an unprecedented use of pellet guns by the Indian forces to curb protests in the Kashmir valley. Pellets fired upon unarmed protesters cause severe injuries and even blindness. Scores of people, including young boys and children, have been injured since August 5. (Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera)

Mukhtar Zahoor Mental Health

Reports say there has been a rise in mental health-related problems among the residents in Kashmir region. Psychologists say the lockdown has caused mental health problems such as anxiety, stress, depression and other related issues. (Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera)

Tauseef Mustafa

Jan, whose house was burned down in the firefight, said it would be difficult for her to rebuild. "We told the Indian forces to check the whole house as there is no one but they did not listen. They deliberately burned it down to punish us," she said. (Tauseef Mustafa)